March 7, 2021

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Adopt A Pet From Westlake Area Shelters: See New Local Pets

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Want to add a furry friend to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many shelters are still working to fulfill adoptions.

Across Ohio, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home — and many of them are located in your area. In the search for an adorable new companion, consider checking out a local adoption center like Berea Animal Rescue Fund Shelter, where Luna the dog is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Robbie, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Robbie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Berea Animal Rescue Fund Shelter, Columbia Station, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “We are currently closed to the public due to Covid. All adoptions are by appointment only. Please contact [email protected]Learn more

  • Name: Tyson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Berea Animal Rescue Fund Shelter, Columbia Station, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Meet Tyson He is a two year old Pittie mix who weighs 60 lbs. This lovable goofball has a real…” Learn more

  • Name: Kay
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Berea Animal Rescue Fund Shelter, Columbia Station, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “We are currently closed to the public due to Covid. All adoptions are by appointment only. Please contact [email protected]Learn more

  • Name: Lipton
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Berea Animal Rescue Fund Shelter, Columbia Station, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “We are currently closed to the public due to Covid. All adoptions are by appointment only. Please contact [email protected]Learn more

  • Name: Luna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Berea Animal Rescue Fund Shelter, Columbia Station, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “If you have any questions or would like to meet Luna please contact her consultant, Rose: 440-823-4614” Learn more

  • Name: Ella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Berea Animal Rescue Fund Shelter, Columbia Station, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “Ella will require a fenced-in yard. For any questions or to meet Ella, please contact her consultant Amy: 440-725-6650” Learn more

  • Name: Elle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Berea Animal Rescue Fund Shelter, Columbia Station, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Bluetick Coonhound
  • Description: “If you have any questions or would like to meet Elle please contact her consultant, Sheila: 216-272-1624” Learn more

  • Name: Tigger
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Berea Animal Rescue Fund Shelter, Columbia Station, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Boxer
  • Description: “If you have any questions or would like to meet Tigger, please contact his consultant, Carol: 216-509-0476” Learn more

  • Name: Athens
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Berea Animal Rescue Fund Shelter, Columbia Station, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “We are currently closed to the public due to Covid. All adoptions are by appointment only. Please contact [email protected]Learn more

  • Name: Bessie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mutts In A Rut Rescue Inc, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Female, Bloodhound
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Bessie! Bessie came to us after her owner could no longer care for her. She is a very sweet…” Learn more

  • Name: Sweet Potato
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mutts In A Rut Rescue Inc, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Sweet Potato! Sweet Potato came to us as an emaciated stray. She was filled with worms and had a…” Learn more

  • Name: Tipsy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Mutts In A Rut Rescue Inc, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Tipsy! Tipsy came to us when his beloved mom died in a car accident. His mom had him since…” Learn more

  • Name: Milo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mutts In A Rut Rescue Inc, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Milo! Our sweet little Milo came to us because his mom is terminally ill and was moved to hospice….” Learn more

  • Name: June
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rehoming Our Animal Refugees, 12875 Hawke Rd, Columbia Station, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Dachshund
  • Description: “Please contact us via FB messenger @roardogs for faster communication.” Learn more

  • Name: Parker
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Dachshund Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Luigi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Wally
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Callahan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Hadley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier Boxer Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Alea
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Toby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Simone
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Terrier Spaniel Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Horatio
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Autumn
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Saxon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Rocky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Rogan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Coal
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Diamonds In The Ruff Rescue Ohio, Columbia Station, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This little guy was found in a dumpster on Christmas Eve with his brothers and sister. He will be fully…” Learn more

  • Name: Krampus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Diamonds In The Ruff Rescue Ohio, Columbia Station, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This guy was found in the dumpster Christmas Eve. He is super loving and full of energy.” Learn more

  • Name: Holly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Diamonds In The Ruff Rescue Ohio, Columbia Station, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This little girl was found in the dumpster on Christmas Eve along with her brothers. She is super loving and…” Learn more

  • Name: jingle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Diamonds In The Ruff Rescue Ohio, Columbia Station, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This guy was found in a dumpster on Christmas Eve. He is super loving and full of energy. He will…” Learn more

  • Name: Gemma
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hood Catz Rescue, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Gemma is a very unique cat. She is highly intelligent, curious and loving. She loves to get patted and be…” Learn more

  • Name: Copernicus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Parma Animal Shelter Inc, 6260 State Road, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Email our cat and dog adoptions teams so that we can schedule an appointment for a meet and greet to…” Learn more

  • Name: Tatiana
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Parma Animal Shelter Inc, 6260 State Road, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Email our cat and dog adoptions teams so that we can schedule an appointment for a meet and greet to…” Learn more

  • Name: Galileo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Parma Animal Shelter Inc, 6260 State Road, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Email our cat and dog adoptions teams so that we can schedule an appointment for a meet and greet to…” Learn more

  • Name: Celestial
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Parma Animal Shelter Inc, 6260 State Road, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Email our cat and dog adoptions teams so that we can schedule an appointment for a meet and greet to…” Learn more

  • Name: Nunu
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Parma Animal Shelter Inc, 6260 State Road, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Email our cat and dog adoptions teams so that we can schedule an appointment for a meet and greet to…” Learn more

  • Name: Myles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Parma Animal Shelter Inc, 6260 State Road, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Email our cat and dog adoptions teams so that we can schedule an appointment for a meet and greet to…” Learn more

  • Name: Fabian
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Parma Animal Shelter Inc, 6260 State Road, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Email our cat and dog adoptions teams so that we can schedule an appointment for a meet and greet to…” Learn more

  • Name: Loco- #7
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lorain County Dog Kennel, 301 Hadaway St., Elyria, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Description: “Kennel #7 Intake 1/6/21- Owner Surrender Notes: Not fixed, lived with children, does well with other dogs- will post more…” Learn more

  • Name: Blue- #5
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lorain County Dog Kennel, 301 Hadaway St., Elyria, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Description: “Kennel #5 Intake 1/8/21 – from Oberlin Available 1/14/21 if not claimed. UPDATED 11/20/20 COVID CHANGES: LCDK is open as…” Learn more

  • Name: Kennel #8
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lorain County Dog Kennel, 301 Hadaway St., Elyria, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Kennel #8 Intake 1/12/21 – from Elyria Available 1/16/21 if not claimed. UPDATED 11/20/20 COVID CHANGES: LCDK is open as…” Learn more

  • Name: Kennel #1
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lorain County Dog Kennel, 301 Hadaway St., Elyria, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Kennel #1 Intake 1/12/21 – from Lorain Available 1/16/21 if not claimed. UPDATED 11/20/20 COVID CHANGES: LCDK is open as…” Learn more

  • Name: Marcus- #13
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lorain County Dog Kennel, 301 Hadaway St., Elyria, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Kennel #13 Intake 12/27/20 – from Elyria Available 1/9/21 if not claimed. UPDATED 11/20/20 COVID CHANGES: LCDK is open as…” Learn more

  • Name: Cinnabon
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Lionhead
  • Description: “Cinnabon is the sweet treat you’ve been missing! He is a two-year-old Lionhead mix that used to live with another…” Learn more

  • Name: Muffin
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American
  • Description: “Muffin is a year old and very well-socialized. He wants to know what’s going on and what you’re doing. Muffin…” Learn more

  • Name: Flo
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, American
  • Description: “Flo has got serious cuddle mojo! She is an adult rabbit that is spayed. Flo doesn’t mind be snuggled or…” Learn more

  • Name: Herb
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Description: “Are you thirsting for a tall drink of water? Well, check out Herb, a lanky Catahoula Leopard dog! He is…” Learn more

  • Name: Dutch
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “The bigger the cat, the better they are at relaxing! If that’s the case, 15lb Dutch is a master of…” Learn more

  • Name: Marty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Don’t let his bedraggled appearance fool you. Marty is a born gentleman! He just needs a little TLC in a…” Learn more

  • Name: Kim
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Kim might just surprise you with the warmth of her personality! She is eight years old and has a subdued,…” Learn more

  • Name: Kittles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Kittles can’t wait to be your friend! She is a year and a half and accustomed to living in a…” Learn more

  • Name: Bailey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Anatolian Shepherd
  • Description: “Bailey is an Anatolian Shepherd, which means she loves her people to the ends of the earth. On the flip…” Learn more

  • Name: Rilo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Multiple Breed Rescue, Grafton, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Boxer Mastiff Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “**PLEASE NOTE that due to COVID, we are not able to accept applications that are not from within the state…” Learn more